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July 9, 2024

Netherlands hit by travel chaos ahead of Euro 2024 semi

Netherlands hit by travel chaos ahead of Euro 2024 semi

The Netherlands’ planned pre-match press conference ahead of Wednesday’s Euro 2024 semi-final against England was cancelled on Tuesday after the Dutch had their travel plans disrupted.

Ronald Koeman’s men were due to travel to Dortmund from their base in Wolfsburg by train but were unable to do so due to a blockage on the line.

Instead, the Dutch were forced to fly but were unable to fulfil their media duties due to their late arrival.

“Due to disruption of the Netherlands’ planned team travel to Dortmund, their arrival has been significantly delayed and therefore no press conference will take place,” said a statement from the Dutch football association.

England boss Gareth Southgate said he did not think the disruption would have any impact on the outcome of the semi-final.

“We don’t play until 9pm (1900GMT) tomorrow. I’m sure they will still get dinner when they arrive,” said Southgate at his own pre-match press conference.

“They’ve got plenty of time. I don’t see it having any impact on the game.”

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